Dispatches from Punk Black (Atlanta, GA)

Checked out another Punk Black show last night and was blown away. Several bands featuring black women in rock were on display, including Nerdkween, Conkrete God, and The Txlips. All rocked the stage with talent, energy, and perfection. I lost my voice singing along to Conkrete God’s Motorhead cover – like the metal head that I am – and had to give loud agreement to Gabby’s declaration about black women needing to rock. This was one of the best shows that I’ve ever been to…and I’ve been to A LOT of shows. I’m still lacking in the photography department, but I hope you enjoy what I was able to capture.

Review: Tetrarch’s “Freak” LP – Very dark, very heavy.

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I finally got my hands on Tetrarch’s new LP Freak, which is a fail on my part because I didn’t realize the whole album was out already! I’ve been waiting for what felt like 84 years for new music from this band, and this thing has been out nearly two full months and I didn’t even realize it.

Freak is a full album, which already makes it wonderful in my eyes. The only thing that sucked about Relentless was that it was too short. Relentless had more of a hard driving, onwards to battle metal sound, but Freak takes a chilled out, nĂ¼-metal direction. A couple of songs harken back to Tetrarch’s previous sound (“Oddity” and “Break The Trend”) but most of the album has a KoRn/Slipknot sort of feel to it.

It’s a different sound, and Tetrarch does it well. I highly recommend checking this album out if you’re into metal or hard rock music. The album can be purchased from iTunes and Amazon Music, and can also be streamed on Spotify. Tetrarch is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so show them love!